Session Location

Grand Valley State University, Eberhard Center, EC 411

Session Start Date and Time

21-8-2013 10:45 AM

Session End Date and Time

21-8-2013 11:45 AM

Session Description

Adult Learners often seek to further their education as a means to advance in their career or to learn skills necessary to launch into a new profession. Adult learners, unlike traditional aged college students, are often more motivated to learn and have higher expectations of faculty in the classroom. This session will introduce self-determination theory as a means to help faculty more effectively meet the needs of adult learners. Autonomy, mastery, and purpose will be discussed and participants will share ideas for incorporating these motivational concepts into their course materials.

Characteristics of Adult Learners.ppsx (84 kB)
PowerPoint Presentation


Aug 21st, 10:45 AM Aug 21st, 11:45 AM

Session 04 - Tips for Teaching Adult Learners

Grand Valley State University, Eberhard Center, EC 411